Indian in Bahrain jumps off building in desperation

An Indian maid jumped from the third floor of a building to escape an abusive employer.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2007 18:35 IST

An Indian housemaid in Bahrain was critically injured after she jumped from the third floor of an apartment building, allegedly to escape an abusive employer.

The woman who has been identified as Nagamani hails from Andhra Pradesh. She broke her back and suffered multiple fractures after her fall on Monday, the Gulf Daily News reported.

"She has been critically injured. She has her spine fractured in a few places and there are fractures on her legs as well. She is otherwise stable," said a doctor attending her.

Nagamani arrived in the country in January through an agency with the promise of a salary of 40 Bahraini dinars every month. But she says her ordeal started soon after.

"I was promised a salary of BD40 every month. I was repeatedly beaten up by my sponsor's wife and was always threatened by her," Nagamani was quoted as saying by the newspaper adding that she tried to escape several times.

"In desperation, I jumped from the balcony of their apartment. I had no idea I would be so badly hurt," she said.

First Published: Apr 03, 2007 18:28 IST